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DRDO ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Canon-launched missile can also be mounted
on the vehicle. MASS can be utilised for area
surveillance vision system available on the vehicle.
MASS is capable of operating in autonomous,
semi-autonomous and tele-operation Modes.
During the year, MASS has been demonstrated
to Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri. System has
also been demonstrated at Indian Army’s field
exercises which include Exercise Force-18 held
at CME, Pune, where Armed Forces officers of
18 friendly countries participated.

       Mobile Autonomous Stabilization and Slewing System                      Mobile Autonomous Robotic System

Mobile Autonomous Robotic System (MARS)                    Slope Scale Spatial Variability of Mechanical
                                                           Properties and Acoustic Emission Responses
     MARS is an autonomous system developed                from Himalayan Snowcover (HIM TARANG)
by R&DE(E) wherein an intelligent six-DoF robot
manipulator is mounted on small autonomous                 • Implementation of Automatic Run of Snowpack
ground vehicle. Using vision system mounted
on gripper of the manipulator, a 3-D map of                   Simulations: Tool chain to run snowpack
workspace of the manipulator is generated                     simulation has been automated. It has two
and object of interest is localised. Once objects             parts, automated data transfer from centralised
location is calculated, using inverse kinematics              AWS Oracle database to Snowpack’s local
and path-planning algorithm, manipulator                      MySQL database, and checking the status of
trajectories are generated and manipulator picks              new data and to run the Snowpack simulations
up the object in fully autonomous manner.                     accordingly.
MARS is capable of operating in autonomous,
semi-autonomous, and tele-operation mode                   Experiment carried out at Dhundi field station using SFCW Radar
and can handle variety of objects including
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) hazardous              • Snow Layer Stratification using Step Frequency-
objects and mines. During the year, MARS has
been demonstrated to Hon’ble Raksha Rajya                     Continuous Wave (SFCW) Radar: SFCW radar is
Mantri. System has also been demonstrated at                  capable of generating frequency sweep from 2
the Indian Army’s field exercises which include               GHz to18 GHz, that can produce a bandwidth
Exercise Force-18 held at CME, Pune, and also                 of 16 GHz. Thereby, it can achieve non-
at an exercise conducted for the Indian Army                  destructive profiling of snowpack with vertical
soldiers at BEG, Pune.                                        resolution of approximately 1 cm. A number
                                                              of lab-based and field-based experiments
                                                              have been carried out with SFCW radar.

                                                           • Real Time Avalanche Monitoring using Infrasonic

                                                              Sensor Array: Infrasonic sensor arrays have
                                                              been installed and tested at two locations
                                                              namely Patsio (3800m) and Dhudhi (3080 m).
                                                              Further, in-house, Array Data Processing Utility-

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